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school evacuation inwo days where the exp destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighrhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the america red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. thechool was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned abou them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn believe it when he heard the announcement her schl was
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally,
this morning where people and animals are out enjoying the outdoors. energy officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to
's house behind us. >> the blast left afoot deep crater and ruptured the adjacent water main. when firefightersrrived they had no water pressure in the hydrants and had to wait 15 minutes before they fought the fire with tanker trucks. the investigation into what went wrong has not really begun. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actua source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. but we are working diligently to do that. >> as for reports that resints have been reporting the smell of natural days or even weeks out here, pg&e says they're checking their records. initial estimate of the damage done in this neighborhoodruns to the tens of millions of dollars. theeath toll stands at four. both of those numbers may change. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. mark matthews is in san bruno to tell us about the state of emergency declared bit lieutenant governor. mark? >> the lieutenant govern is here. also a state senator, state assemblyman, congressman jackie spear, quite a lineup of civic leaders coming to talk about what has happened in san brun
crosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosio, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there ha been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 mis since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they we called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allow in. i got a tour of thi area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-yearld levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian curch at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being diverted around oakld airport this mo
for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials tell us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed th
with theofficer's 14-yeaold stepaughter. theresa garcia joins us n from san jose. the motorcycle officer pretente to arrest the boy. >> yes. if pretended is the word. all the parents were clearly upset to find out the two teens had had consensual se but there is disagreement how it was handled. the officer's attory say he never pretended to arrest the boy and certainly that the officer was invited to use scared straight tactics and that there was n objection at the time to the ection or the handcuffing. >> fromwhat i understand, the parents, the family did not consent to th in any way. >> cop watch says the parents of a 15 year sold boy never agreed to have their neighbo a san jose motorcycle officer, use scare straight tactics on their son. the cop watch organization helps the parents file a misconduct complaint with san jose poli internal affairs claiming the officer abused his authority when he found out the 15-year-old boy had had sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. >> think he was an upset father and i can almost understand his reaction. but to use his law enforcement authority was absolu
amount of materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely, and the neighbors are back in their homes tonight. >> we don't want this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood. >> hopefully they will keep watch on the house and what goes on because we would luke to keep it a safe neighborhood. >> dennis is in the contra costa county jail in martinez on $750,000 bond. there is no word on what he was planning to do with those pipe bombs. >> the san jose -- >>> the san jose police officers are protesting the gang unit. the violent crimes enforcement unit is being combined. staffing between the two units has been slashed by a third. union leaders say it will have a devastating affect on the public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose's mayor blames the police department cuts on sky rocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will still make fighting ga
three of us, my dad frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted he up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inlation could have likely kille my mom. >> so there is the positive sto for the day. but, of coue, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed ba into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been ho sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, contiing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were milpitas yesterday making sure that peopl in these gas controltations are trained and the equipment isworking properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it, their background and experi
radiates the classroom. everyone enjoyed having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie worked for the california public utilities commission for over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there's been no public announcement about services for 81-year-old elizabeth torres. she's the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility had mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but it has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission have laid on the pressure and as abc 7's david louie reports it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state a
. >> she was home when the explosion happened. they literally ran for their lives. >> the house next to us was in flames. it was like a volcano erupted and there was a huge plume of fire and smoke and the air was so hot. our backyard was on fire, we couldn't get to the car because it was so hot. >> their house and cat are gone. >>> the they came here to the rec center and pg&e representatives who gave them thousand dollars and a voucher for a rental car. >> pg&e has made a one million dollar contribution to assist charity groups. wells fargo has given $50,000 to the red cross. if you want to help out. 1-888-443-5772. salvation army is also accepting contributions, too. they have several drop-off sites. find all this information on our website at www.abc7.com. click on see it on tv. we have extensive coverage the fire. a responsible to the disaster from veteran fighters who say they have never seen anything like this, to fema who was undee [ male announcer ] have something you love doing? cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live you
. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. many san bruno residents will return to their homes for the first time since thursday's tragic fire. they may smell the odor of natural gas as pg&e crews work to restore service. officials held a briefing just a short time ago giving the latest on the situation. san mateo coroner has revised the death toll back to four. six people remain missing and cadaver dogs will resume their search today in the burned out area. tomas ramon joins us with the latest. >> we're here at the shopping center about a mile away from the affected area. san bruno residents got the best news they have had in three days. the city manager connie jackson said many residents will be able to return home today and be able to stay in their homes today, but many others won't be so lucky. >> residents will be returning home after being homeless for three days. they will be returning home devastated by thursday's destruction and fire that destroyed 37 homes. residents will be able to get belongings and clothes that are red-tagged today. what cased the ex
't escape the fact of other homes where people were not so fortunate. >> used to be a house here. i used to look from there. have very nice deck. and now it's not there. >> reporter: it's gone. >> she and her husband and three daughter are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit out of its cage but it's too terrified to come out. their hays was spared from the flames that consumed the three homes directly behind him. he says she has been frantic since her family escaped thursday night. >> my eyes, i left to hotel. it's like something mentally. i can't stay in one place. i want to move around. now probably get one hour and a half of sleep during the whole night. >> reporter: the family is waiting for pg&e to turn on their gas and power. she northeasts to -- needs to do laundry and get some sleep. >> reporter: are you going to sleep tonight? >> i cannot wait until night so i can sleep, yes. >> reporter: residents were told to gather at skyline college tied at noon. their identification was checked and they were given instructions how that i would be allowed back into their neighbo
us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look. they are n clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hopital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this hoific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at st. james an fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after collidi with that vehicle,t continued eastbound and struck a utility traile
happened 'to us. they could call down there. >> reporter: the cleanup will begin next week. while this is happening, the bay area air quality management district will install monitors. >> don't know what's going to happen now. i'm thinking of many things now. >> reporter: margaret sullivan was in her house. she is having a hard time sleeping at night. >> feel my body shaking. i'll be all right. i'll be all right. to be alive. >> reporter: this where is the american red cross is helpful, providing counseling to people who need it. abc-7 news. >> alan: a police chase in oakland ended with the suspect's car crashing into another vehicle. the chase ended up at the intersection of ignacio avenue and hide street this evening. the driver intentionally rammed a car, and the pursuit ended with the suspect slamming into a second car. the driver ran off but was caught and arrested. a woman in the second car was taken to the hospital but her injuries are minor. >>> authorities in southern california are searching for five missing adults and eight children who belong to a cult-like group. they
in prison and who does not. >> carolyn: george says she is more determined than ever to use her new freedom to help her friends achieve theirs. >> my life begins the day we can be reunited with our families and prison walls behind us. >> carolyn: shourd has been in ayman since being released from the prison. the doctors determined she was, quote, physically well. >> alan: a neighborhood in danville was evacuated after three pipe bombs were found inside the home. inside officers found three pipe bombs along with a small amount of leftover bombmaking material. the explosives were safely disposed of and the neighbors were allowed back in their homes. police arrested the suspected bombmaker, eric dennis, who rents the house. >>> tomorrow, pacific gas & electric is expected to release a list of its 100 most risky pipelines across california. it comes after pressure from lawmakers and residents following the deadly san bruno explosion. pg&e opposed release of the list, and today survivors are trying to steer their attention away from the tragedy and toward the recovery. we're live in san bruno at
investigation. lisa amin gulezian shows us the video that this case involved juveniles so wee blurred out faces to protect their identities. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly took this cell phone video on august 30th. he gave it to the san jose mercury news. we showed it to the independent police auditor. they couldn't comment directly because she is looking into all the allegations but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the manual that should be scrutinized. >> when an officer is on duty or off duty, that officers will avoid become officially involved in quarrels or disputes. >> the other is the code of conduct involving personal feelings. teenager's parents insists the officer was out of line that night. >> but the officer's attorney paints a different picture, one of a concerned father that is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man upset or crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory. >> they point to this moment when the father spe
. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said everyon
. and then pentothol being used, there is a shortage of the drug in california and others say there is barely enough for one execution, many not for anymore. there should be more available but not until early next year. there is also arguments in the 9th circuit court of appeals at the federal level they are trying to stop the execution still scheduled for right after midnight on wednesday morning. heather ishimaru is up in the courtroom and have much more on this, possibly a decision any minute that is coming up at 5:00 and 6:00,. >>> penalties congresswoman jackie speier took action to try to increase government oversight of natural gas pipelines. she did so in the san bruno neighborod devastated by an explosion two weeks ago. janelle wang has details on the new bill. >> reporter: representative jackie speier just wrapped up the news conference in the past 45 minutes. she announced a new bill that would strengthen natural gas pipeline regulation. it's called a pipeline safety and community empowerment act. if it passes, it would require remotely operated shut-off valves for pipelines running throu
fragile to be exposed to scenes where their playground used to be. >> reporter: those residents who were green-flagged can stay home. those with yellow flags can only go back and get belong examination wait for further instructions. those residents whose homes have been red-tagged they have to wait until tomorrow. abc-7 news. >> carolyn: as tomas just mentioned residents of the 37 homes destroyed by fire were not allowed to return to their property today. they have been invited to a briefing tomorrow morning at the san bruno senior center next to the city park. the meeting begins at 10:00 in the morning. >>> more now on the latest numbers from the tragedy. san bruno city officials confirmed two of the six people believed to be missing following the explosion have now been located. the official death toll stands at four with four others now listed as missing. the coroner says he is still trying to determine if some of the remains that have been found or human or animal. also today, pg&e confirmed the natural gas trans
. the risk terminology. that will be important for all of us to have a clear understanding on. >> san bruno city officials have just started to offer to clear debreeb from the property of 37 fire victim who's lost homes. the service will be free as long as the homeowners sign a waiver. residents whose homes were damaged are either doing clean up work themselves or the contractors to do it. >> the patrol believes alcohol may have played a role in a crash that killed one teen-aged boy and has left two of his novato high classmates fighting for their lives. the driver and another passenger escaped with minor injuries. their bmw kol collide -- collided with a tractor trailer half mile west of san marin drive. beer cans littered the scene. officers discovered a smashed liquor bottle inside of the car. they arrested the drunk driver, for drunk driving and driving without a valid license. >> it's a horrible learning opportunity. of what... combination of alcohol, cars, and poor judgment can do. tragedy like this just shows us how valuable life is. absolutely. >> the crash occurred just before noon
's investigation. abc 7's lisa amin gulezian shows us the video but the case involved juveniles so we blurred out faces to protect identities. >> growing up being in high school. cop's daughter not the one to mess around with. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly to this cellphone video on august 30th. he gave it to our media partner, the san jose mercury news. and we showed it to the independent police officer. the judge couldn't comment directly because she's looking into all the allegations. but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the department's duty manual that should be scrutinized. >> when a officer is on duty or is off duty that officers will avoid becoming officially involved in quarrels or disputes occurring in their own neighborhoods. >> the other is an article that deals with an officer's code of conduct involving personal feelings. the teenager's parents insist the officer was out of line that night. >> this does not bode well. do you know what that means? no. no
soon. >> jenelle wang has been following the story all morning. she joins us with the latest on sarah shou release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring couny where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially paicularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials y a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and th 32-year-old was officially free from an iraan prison. >> th money was ther and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she >> trave companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all te famils are relieved and overjoyed sar has been releas. we're heartbrok shane
dust at a minimum. and air monitors will be used every day to check for toxic levels. >> at this point the air quality is very good. we are seeing nothing on the mortars, nothing on the samabling i was out here yesterday with the wind and there was no dust at all. >> crews will have a checklist for each property after each one is done. what you see now will basally be a dirt lot and property owners can start rebuilding their homesnd their lives. >> we have the memories of thos homes that were there. and how our neighborhood was before. and it'sot the same. and it will never be the same. >> we're not living in the houses yet. and evy time i drive up here i just get -- getting emotional now. it's just not gonna be the same. just not. even when they build. >> yeah. crews say 75% of the debris ca be recycled. that's because it's mostly concrete. the cars the burnt out cars can be recycled. the remaining 25% of the debris will be taken to a landfill solano coun. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jenelle. terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco where the
-for all of us. >>> good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. this sounds too familiar, a natural gas explosion has killed at least two people and leveled part of their neighborhood. it happened in belgium. the explosion sent 17 people to the hospital and leveled at least three homes in the northern part of brussels. witnesses told police they heard a loud blast and then felt the ground shake just before midnight brussels' time. crews have spent more than 12 hours on the scene. >> today is a day off for the cleanup crews in san bruno. work was done in the disaster zone yesterday. 29 of the 35 residents who lost their homes have signed a liability waiver including a guarantee they won't have any out-of-pocket expenses. pg&e says it will ultimately pick up the estimated $60,000 per house. officials hope to have the cleanup work con within four weeks before the rainy season begins. governor swarzenegger discussed the san bruno disaster in his weekly radio address. she promising a full investigation. >> in this case you really have to have a panel. i can't rely on
more than 50 years ago. >>> few of us can imagine what the injured san bruno victims and their families are going through, but one bay area woman knows all too well. she was also badly burned when a piece of pg&e equipment exploded. her story of recovery is inspirational. you would never know by looking at lisa nash what happened to her five years ago. >> i had to learn how to walk again. i had to learn how to use my hands. >> if anyone understands what the san bruno victims are facing it's lisa nash. it was august 2005. she was walking to work in san francisco's financial district. there was an explosion in an underground pg&e vault. the force lifted a manhole cover rocked buildings blocks away and sent nash to st. francis memorial hospital which has a renowned burn unit. >> it was not just the burns. it was my lungs had been affected, my skin. i was vulnerable to all sorts of infection. >> she was heavily sedated for two weeks and there were skin grafts, something likely for the san bruno victims
pressure bringing us this warm air mass. tomorrow we're talking a slight onshore flow, and temperatures around the coast might drop a few degrees, but for the rest of us, hot day. upper 50s, even in san francisco, oakland, 61, and san jose, so very comfortable evening. tomorrow we're going to climb right back into the 90s again. san jose, clear skies, sunshine. san jose, upper 80s, for parts of the peninsula. pacifica, no fog for the fog cities -- festival. downtown san francisco, 86 degrees and 90s in the north bay, sonoma and napa. try to stay cool out there. near 90 degrees for pretty much everyone in the east bay. so warm and sunny. this is going to be pretty comfortable for you, and interior areas will see our hottest numbers with 97 livermore, walnut creek. and santa cruz, 92. so if you're head though boardwalk, bring your shorts and sun screen. so another hot day in store for us tomorrow. with the warm air mass and the cumulative effects on monday, we'll see temperatures easily into the 90s in the inland areas -- hundreds in the inland areas, 90s around the bay. 70s on the coast.
will look forward any additional information, and use that information to better prepare ourselves for the worst outcome. >> alan: pg&e has been reluck can't to release the list, citing national security concerns. they will appear at the council meeting on september 28th. >>> a burned koran was discovered this week in san francisco. the muslim civil rights group care reports the holly -- -- this is the first reported incident of a koran burning in the bay area. >> we have a habit of thinking of the bay area is a open and diverse and these things don't happen. we want to make sure people know they are happening so they're extra cautious and vigilant. >> alan: the incident is especially troubling following the florida pastor's threat to burn the cor -- koran. >> sarah shourd is on her way back to the united states. she thanks the leaders of oman who helped her be released. she was arrest while hawking along the iran-iraq border. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet
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